I was in Seattle back in 2005 for wSeattleork and took an extra day to bum around and do the tourist thing. The Space Needle and “duck tour” were on the top of my list. I highly recommend both. The Duck Tour was super funny and you get to see the city by land and air.

Seattle Basics

Seattle, a city on Puget Sound in the Pacific Northwest, is surrounded by water, gorgeous mountains and emerald green forests. It also contains thousands of acres of parkland. Washington State’s largest city, it’s home to a large tech industry. Both Microsoft and Amazon are headquartered in its metro area. The futuristic Space Needle, a 1962 World’s Fair legacy, is its most iconic landmark.

Playing Tourist

The space needle was very cool too. Seattle is a great town. Kind of like an LL Bean catalog, everyone was so friendly. My stay at the W Hotel downtown was phenomenal. It was the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in. I got to hang out with my buddy Mikey who lived there at the time and he told me about the Seattle Underground (which I didn’t have time to see). I did get some famous Cow Chip CooSeattle kies. Good stuff.
I also checked out the Pike Place Market, no fish throwing though. Stopped in and had some great seafood at this littSeattle le Italian place tucked away. It was overlooking the water. It would have been romantic if I wasn’t alone. Ha!
Seattle
Did I mention it was July and felt like November? It only rained once though. Really beautiful city. I can’t wait to go back and spend more time some day.

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